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5 SS21 Trends We Love Circa Now

Raise a smile this season with these top trends.


Barbie is fashion’s new muse. Pink, in every shade you can imagine, is the hottest shade of the summer, and if there was ever a colour to make you feel fabulously frivolous, this is it. Go girlie and frou frou with ruffles and frills à la McQueen, Isabel Marant, and Molly Goddard or adopt a cooler vibe, as seen at Valentino and Prada with oversized suiting and tailored separates that take the girlie edge off. Wear top-to-toe for the most impactful take or take your cues from Chanel, pairing it with classic black. Clash it with a classic red lip, and you’re set for an unashamedly awesome daytime outfit.

Isabel Marant, SS21

By Far Heels

Tiffany Peony Grained Leather, PRP AED 1800, available at byfar.com

ZARA Shirt

Poplin Shirt, PRP AED 115, available at cathkidston.com

H&M Skirt

Slip skirt, PRP AED 139, available at hm.com


So partying isn’t really on the agenda right now – or anytime soon. But there’s nothing like a little sparkle to cheer up your look, regardless of whether you’re working from home or having an impromptu kitchen dance-off as you cook dinner. At virtual fashion weeks in all four capitals, the new season’s crop of sparkly numbers nodded towards relaxed glamour with a distinct theme of wear-at-home-now, rewear-to-the-biggest-party-on-the-planet-once-the-pandemic-finally-ends. Celine offset red carpet-perfect sequins with a baseball cap and sneakers, Louis Vuitton and Paco Rabanne paired their sequins with basic T-shirts while, at Balmain, Olivier Rousteing’s high-octane sequin gowns were worn barefoot – just the thing to slip on whilst you hoover the living room with a party playlist blasting at top volume.


London Sequined Miniskirt, PRP AED 702.55, available at mytheresa.com


Sequinned Chainmail Top, PRP AED 1605, available at matchesfashion.com


Kessie Sequined Tulle Slim-leg Pants, PRP AED 2353.84, available at net-a-porter.com


Chloe, SS21

Skinny jeans will forever be a part of a well-dressed woman’s style arsenal, regardless of what those millennials on TikTok claim. But if the thought of tight denim (or anything tight, for that matter) leaves you cold, embrace the season’s love for wide-legged, high-waisted trousers and jeans with gusto. Super-flattering and a great way to transition from athleisure to real clothes, wear with a sleek top that tucks into the waistband and block-heeled sandals for a modern silhouette that looks gloriously chic and is supremely comfortable. 


Liezl High Waisted Pants In White, PRP AED 1913, available at bouguessa.com


Flowy Printed Trousers, PRP AED 199, available at mango.com


Wide Leg Trousers, PRP AED 289, available at zara.com


Gabriela Hearst, SS21

When there’s so much going on to tax your grey cells, easy fashion is a no-brainer style decision that couldn’t be more welcomed. The simplest fashion equation there? Black + white = instant chic. Take your cues from sustainably focused design goddess Gabriela Hearst’s no-fuss eveningwear that’s so elegant it hurts, Chanel’s crisp and contemporary layering, or Dolce & Gabbana’s checkerboard patchwork dresses that utilised fabrics from previous collections – smart, sustainable, stylish. 


Printed Draped Dress, PRP AED 369, available at zara.com


Zygo Satin-trimmed Two-tone Patent-leather Mules, PRP AED 1196, available at theoutnet.com


Polka-dot Print Jumpsuit, PRP AED 269, available at mango.com


Erdem, SS21

A maxi dress is a fashion must-have in the Middle East and, luckily for us, the catwalks fell in love with them all over again this season. As seen at Dior, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino, Erdem, and Michael Kors, a floaty and floor-swishing maxi in delicate chiffon or timeless broderie anglaise never fails to bewitch. Oh, and while they may not be wafting around some Greek island paradise this summer, a dreamy dress that looks just as glorious in the garden as it will when you finally jet off in the coming months/years/whenever is a piece you can’t be without. 


Elisa Shirred Floral-print Cotton-poplin Dress, PRP AED 2105, available at matchesfashion.com


Long Lyocell-blend Dress, PRP AED 219, available at hm.com


Yaselvira Belt Maxi Dress, PRP AED 425, available at ounass.ae


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Spring-Summer 2023 Fashion Trends

Go bold this season.

Ahh Summer, what an amazing time of year, unless you live in Dubai and sweating from places you didn’t know existed! Whether you are travelling out of the heat or sticking it out in the UAE, I have rounded up some summer favourites for this season to keep you cool, calm and stylish.

Oversize It

It’s no secret that I love oversized everything. So the high heat of summer is no exception. In fact, oversized clothing is a big trend for summer this year. Long hemlines are showing up again in the form of full-length skirts and maxi dresses. I found these little gems at Emilia Ohrtmann. The fabrics are so beautiful and soft, I especially loved the Amaia Dress, the colour is absolutely stunning in this soft dove tone and I contrasted it with a brown leather belt. Her oversized Lily dress is an easy go-to for hot summer days and since sparkling bags are set to be another huge hit this summer, I’ve teamed it with this sequin clutch from Desert Totes.

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann & Desert Totes

Flower Power

Next up, Flower Power! It’s time to pull out those big, bold florals! The runways for Spring-Summer 2023 are beaming with floral designs, from all-over ditzy prints to bold 3D floral shapes, this season has them all. Needless to say, I don’t think we’ll see too many people rocking Loewe’s runway tribute to the Anthurium Flower any time soon. Nevertheless, the concept was a stunning and dramatic opening for the summer season, topped off with deflated balloon shoes and contrasting bold hues.

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

For a more wearable version of this trend, head over to Carolina Herrera for some inspiration of a head-to-toe ditsy print with a 3D element – this could be paired down and worn with a crisp white leather skirt for an evening look. Magda Butrym, also known as, The Queen of Florals gives an alternative to this trend with a more subtle tone-on-tone version of the 3D floral, with this chic oversized mackintosh. Lastly, Simone Rocha, shows us how to play with feminine floral shades on bolder shapes with masculine detailing for a fashion-forward summer look.

Carolina Herrera Spring-Summer 2023

Magda Butrym Spring Summer 2023

Simone Rocha Spring-Summer 2023

Cobalt Bold

Another trend I cannot wait for is cobalt blue for the summer season. This shade is one of my all-time favourites when it comes to going bold. In the past, I’ve tried to get hold of this colour but it’s so hard to find the right colour and shape in the same garment, so to know Spring-Summer 2023 is the season of cobalt, brings me much joy! I’m going to be looking for oversized tops, pop colour bags and evening wear in cobalt.

To head down the simplest route for cobalt, select a slim-line lightweight top and pair it with tailored trousers and you’re good to go. The colour is a good standalone statement piece so you won’t need too many accessories or details to make it look sleek and on-trend. I like this version from Cos. If you’re feeling bold, they also have a satin shirt which will definitely make a statement at the office, simply paired with black trousers will do nicely to tone the look down a little. If you want to go all out, the easiest way is with a full suit, oversized blazer and wide-leg pants to match. Maybe save it for that important presentation or for the review with the boss, nothing says confidence more than a full cobalt blue pantsuit!

Long-sleeved Top at Cos

Satin Shirt at Cos

Alexander McQueen Cobalt Suit

Whatever you take away from the Spring-Summer 2023, make it bold!

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